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Aynur is shot to death by her brother Nuri on a busy street in Berlin. Without suspecting anything, she accompanies him to the bus stop down the road, while her five-year-old son Can is asleep in her apartment only a few hundred miles away. How could this happen, what led to this deed?

In A REGULAR WOMAN, Aynur is telling her own story, her perspective of what happened. It is the story of a confident young woman who loves life and knows exactly how she wants to live hers. A woman who escapes the violence of her marriage and refuses to let her brothers and parents dictate what she can and cannot do. She gets her own apartment, she apprentices as an electrician and she goes out to meet new men and friends. Although she knows that her behavior goes against her family’s tradition and it can put her in danger, her desire for freedom is stronger. However, her brothers’ insults and threats becoming increasingly serious and before long, it is ultimately too late.

The film is based on the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, whose murder caused an outcry in 2005. The witnesses are still in the witness-protection program to this day.

Sherry Hormann was born in Kingston/New York in 1960 and moved to Germany in 1966. She studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich from 1979-1983 and worked in continuity and as an assistant director for television and film until 1986. Since then, she has been active as a scriptwriter, production designer and director. Her directorial debut SILENT SHADOWS (1991) won German Film Awards for Best Film, Best Female Actress and Best Soundtrack in 1992 as well as the Bavarian Film Award for Best Newcomer Director and the Max Ophüls Award. Her other films include: FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES (1993), DOUBTING THOMAS (IRREN IST MÄNNLICH, 1995), THE CELLIST (1996), WIDOWS (1997), PRIVATE LIES (2000), MY DAUGHTER'S TEARS (2002), BALLS (MÄNNER WIE WIR, 2004), DESERT FLOWER (WÜSTENBLUME, 2009), and A REGULAR WOMAN (NUR EINE FRAU, 2019).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Sherry Hormann
Screenplay Florian Oeller
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Cast Almila Bagriacik, Rauand Taleb, Meral Perin, Mürtüz Yolcu, Armin Wahedi, Aram Arami
Producer Sandra Maischberger
Production Company Vincent TV
Length 92 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, Turkish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Tribeca 2019, Jerusalem 2019, Melbourne 2019, Mumbai 2019, Taipei Golden Horse 2019
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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